Use of the sandwich method with an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene prosthesis and Marlex mesh in sternal reconstruction: Report of a case

Satoru Iwabuchi, Masashi Handa, Katsuo Usuda, Masami Sato, Takashi Kondo, Tatsuo Tanita, Shigefumi Fujimura

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Abstract

A 52-year-old Japanese man with a slow-growing chondroma originating from the sternal bone was referred to our hospital. A subtotal resection of the sternum was performed, hereafter termed the "sandwich method," and an originally designed prosthesis made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene and Marlex mesh was used for reconstruction. The postoperative course was uneventful without any symptoms due to paradoxical movement of the chest or regional abscess, and no disturbance in the movement of the upper limbs, such as a surgical sequelae, was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1018
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery today
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Marlex mesh
  • Sandwich method
  • chondroma
  • sternal reconstruction
  • ultra-highmolecular-weight polyethylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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